Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another award nomination for The Wonky Donkey

My love for Craig Smith's gorgeous children's book "The Wonky Donkey" continues unabated.

And it would seem I'm not alone.

As already reported here at wellreadkitty, it has sold a staggering 70,000 copies and been nominated for a New Zealand Post Children's book award (winners are announced later this month - I'll keep you posted!)

So it is with great delight this fan girl can tell you of another award nomination; this time in the 2010 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards.


The delightful Wonky Donkey, superbly illustrated by Katz Cowley, has been nominated for the Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children's Book for its cheeky cover design co-created by Cowley and Anita Mcleod of Book Design Ltd.

Competition in the category comes from Old Hu-Hu by Kyle Mewburn and Ben and Mark: Boys of the High Country by Christine Fernyhough and John Bougen.

Other categories in the competition include best illustrated and best non-illustrated books, best educational book and best cover for adult fiction - the latter of which my money is on the absolutely arresting design created for Gothic novel Magpie Hall by Rachael King.

Click here for the full list of categories and nominees.

The awards are run by the Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) to promote excellence in, and provide recognition for, the best book design in New Zealand. The competition is judged in six categories, with a winner for the highly coveted Best Book chosen from the shortlist.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Auckland on 22 July. The awards are sponsored by a range of publishers, along with North & South magazine and Kalamazoo Wyatt & Wilson printers.

Good luck to The Wonky Donkey!!!!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

We looooove "Wonky Donkey" in our family. Of course, the kids love the stinky donkey part the best!